Vertical Gardening for Beginners


As Vancouver densifies and large gardens become scarce, vertical surfaces can be used for gardening. In this workshop we will explore what living walls and green facades are, and the systems used to implement them. We will discuss the principles of setting up a successful vertical garden in common locations such as fences, walls or patio banisters, and the plants that are most suitable. You will leave the workshop with a pocket planter that you planted, to start your own indoor or outdoor vertical garden.

About the Instructor

Yael Stav (PhD Land. Arch.) is a sustainable design professional, with expertise in vertical vegetation and urban agriculture, from Israel, Australia and Canada. Her PhD work focused on designing sustainable vertical gardens. She teaches and advocates for integrating more plants into urban environments, and enjoys gardening in her domestic micro-farm and in community gardens. Her studio, Invivo Design, located in Vancouver, is involved in educational and design projects related to urban sustainability.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 15 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)


UBC Farm 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC


$48 ($42 student pricing) + GST Click here to register for this workshop